Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Witches, witches and more witches

Meet Delude! Isn't she the best? I wanted to experiment and play with things I've never done before so I attempted the scariest thing ever..........After I sculpted, stained and dried the doll;  I painted her "skin" white and then painted and drew her facial features. No room for error her..........you can't successfully erase it so I'm so pleased and excited with the results I had to show them off!  She's listed on my website under Halloween (of course) but also at the Lemon Poppyseeds Halloween shoppes.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Busy Busy

I'm busy as ever creating new Halloween items for my webstores as well as the shops where I consign. I have to show you 2 of my new designs. The first is this awesome pumpkin witch. the head has ribbed segments just like the real thing. The hat is wired and poseable. The base is wood, not a candlestick but my own creation made from a table leg and other wood pieces. The one on the right has a burlap scarecrow hat with a crow nested in the florals. They're so much fun to do and I keep designing new versions. Check my website because I keep adding more. 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sylvanie Synester - 53 Inch tall witch

Isn't this witch awesome? She's made of muslin and she's 53+ inches tall. The hat is wired and can be pulled up higher. I added "ragg" to the bottom of her body so she sits really well. I also put a hanging loop on the back of her hat so she can "stand".  I needle sculpted her nose and lips. I wish the black lips didn't resemble a mustache...next time I think I'll make them either green or a dark purple-red. The hat band is black nylon net with polka dots woven in. There's also a wild turkey feather in the hatband. She has shank buttons down the front of the bodice as well as on the 6" long cuffs on her sleeves. I couldn't resist giving her a nice splashy ring and of course it seemed necessary to "paint" her fingernails black too. Did I mention her fingers are wired so they're poseable? Her hair is nice curly wool. You can't see her shoes but they have high heels and black half ball buttons up the outside of each shoe.  Oh yes, her pantaloons are a dingy gray...no white on this lovely lady.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Do you need buttons? I've listed a lot of over 7 pounds of buttons on ebay with $10.70 flat rate shipping.


These are buttons I decided I probably wouldn't use--I seem to use the same styles and colors over and over. This is part of my stash, my mom's stash, my Grandma's stash and gifts from neighbors and friends.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Shelley Jean and her pull toy chenille sheep

I finished dressing this adorable little girl last night and when I was taking her photo I realized that this sheep pull toy is just the right size to belong with her. so, I listed her on my website and discovered a way to offer a discount if you purchase both at the same time.She's listed here.  Her sheep is made from a vintage chenille bedspread and I constructed the base myself from wood, wooden wheels, and screws.

I have so much fun designing and making my dolls but I must admit I enjoy posing them for photos just as much if not more.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Primitive Folkart Chickens

I've been having so much fun creating new things. These primitive chickens made of osnaburg are the latest. My friend has one similar to the black chicken and before I'd finished painting her, I had ideas for a half dozen different chicken designs. I'm going to make roosters soon too. I've listed these on my website  at   Lucy's Lazy Dayz Primitives. There are new pull toy critters and dolls as well.

Note:  There will be a pattern when I get my version done and figure out how to fit it on 8 1/2" x 11" pages. SOON--I promise!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Primitive Folkart Pigs

I've just added 2 of the sweetest piggies you've ever seen. The pull toy pig to the right is 4 1/2" tall and 5 1/2" long not including his tail and his pull rope. The ends of his wooden spool wheels have images I created when I scanned vintage thread spools and made duplicates.  I've listed both the pull toy and the pattern (mailed or emailed) for sale on my website. Just click here to go to the page where they're listed.

The pig below is listed on the same page as a finished pig. He's also made of muslin and he's a big guy....13 3/4" tall and 20 " long, not including his tail. He's a

very versatile piece that can be hung on a wall or used on a bench as a pillow.

He's listed on the same page as the other piggie.

Don't like the color? I can make the pig solid beige, black or rust. Or with rust spots or black on the ends and beige in the middle. As always, both are stained with my coffee/vanilla mixture and smell amazing.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Annie Ann Pattern

Did it! The Annie Ann pattern is finished and available on my website as a mailed pattern or digital pattern that I can email to you within minutes or hours of your ordering ---it depends on whether I'm home or not.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Halloween Pumpkin Man Pattern


I just listed the pattern for Harvey. He has a needle sculpted head and painted features. The pattern includes that wonderful ear of corn (made from chenille bedspread and muslin), the crow, and his burlap hat as well as the rest of his clothing. It's going to be featured in the Aug/Sep Country Sampler Magazine and is available as either a mailed pattern or epattern. He's a wonderful doll...25" tall. You can get your pattern early. If you want the finished doll, send me an email requesting the finished one.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Lady America and Sam Patriot

I've just listed several new dolls including a Lady America and Sam Patriot designed to go together. They're perfect for 4th of July decorating. You can find them and several more offerings on my WHAT'S NEW page.

Sam's already a pattern, Lady America will be a pattern soon.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New Listings on my website

I've just listed 4 new dolls on my website including the adorable little Annie Anne shown on the left. She's my latest design (pattern and epattern coming later this week......I'll post it here) and probably the cutest little Raggedy Anne I've made yet. There's also a small Mammy doll with hoop earrings, a wonderful beehive and an Uncle Sam that was featured in country Sampler magazine.

After you've looked at my new offerings, check out some of the other items I have to offer. There are amazing cats in different poses and colors. I have several raggedies, both black and white. There are many offerings in the dolls, Americana, Halloween and other categories.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Christmas space at the Tomah Cranberry Mall

Here are 2 photos of the right half of my space. It was so much fun. The entire wall above is peg board for wreaths. The shutters were attached with the louvres on the outsides ends to point up so I can easily hook S hooks onto it and hang dolls, wreaths and stitcherys. You'll notice I have empty spots to fill right away but it was so hard calculating how much I could fit in the space. I put toys under the Christmas tree including a vintage wicker cradle with raggedies sitting in it.

I enjoy making very large items like 5 foot tall standing snowmen--much too large to ship but I could put them here!       Thanks everyone for looking and for your comments. I appreciate the feedback. This is the ideal store. I can arrange it to suit myself and yet I don't have to be available all day to work there so I can create to my hearts content.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Christmas year round at Tomah Cranberry Mall

Here are 2 photos showing the left end and middle of my new Christmas year round space at the Cranberry Mall in Tomah, WI. The Cranberry Mall is on the south side of the Tomah Antique Mall located at Hwy I94 on Hwy 21 East. It's an opportunity for people to find handmade collectible Santas, snowmen, ornaments and other winter and Christmas related gifts at any time of the year. Open nearly every day of the year except New Years, Christmas, Easter,and Thanksgiving. Summer hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sun and 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM the rest of the week.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Extreme Primitive Beehive pattern

The pattern for this wonderful extreme primitive beehive with bees is now available on my website as a mailed pattern or e pattern or  go to PATTERNMART for an instant download---same price.

And for those of you who don't sew,,,,don't fret. I've added the FINISHED BEEHIVE to my website.

Beehive for summer

Beehives and bees sort of belong to summer don't they?  My friend was taking a wicker love seat to be sand blasted and repainted and wanted the fabric removed--all that was left was the burlap backing and she didn't want it so I brought it home for inspiration. I set it in front of my sewing machine so it could inspire while I worked. I glanced up and caught sight of a new snowman design and beehive sprang to mind. I used Mary's loveseat burlap for the prototype but now make them from decorator burlap (nicer weave and less "smelly".

The bees are muslin with black fiberglass window screen wings. When the pattern is ready (later today I hope) I'll post the link here. The finished beehive is available for sale on my website. The finished beehive comes with a generous amount of Spanish Moss to spread under it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Armed Forces Days Craft Show

This past weekend was Armed Forces Days and since our town is located very near a military installation, they had a celebration complete with parades, street dances, carnival, volleyball tournament, horseshoe tournament, softball tournament, rummage and bake sales and I hosted a craft show for several local crafters. It was colorful, fun, and showed off our wares to people who came to town to participate in the fun. We all had flyers and/or business cards to hand out because when people come to an event like this, they don't necessarily plan to spend money.

Now they know how to find us when they do plan to make a purchase.

My cat enjoyed the weekend more than anyone. She lay in the middle of the drive way where many people could admire her "great beauty" and of course pet her. She's one of the 7 cats I adopted after they either strayed from their home or were abandoned by former owners.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Listing on Lemon Poppyseeds

Isn't this the most wonderful cat? His nose and lips are needle sculpted. His wonderful pointy teeth make his grin just the tiniest bit gruesome. His eyes are vintage metal buttons from a man's work shirt. They've lost most of the blue enamel paint they were originally coated with, thanks to those lovely old wringer washing machines........my daddy's work shirt buttons looked the same way when I was a little girl. You can find this cat and a few other offerings at my Lemon Poppyseeds shop. While there, don't forget to check out the offerings from all the other talented artists who exhibit their wares over there.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The other half

My friend Sandy LaCoursiere has her wares on the left end of the wall of fence in the Cranberry Mall in Tomah. I wanted to share a couple photos of her paintings and Eric's hand crafted shelves and table.

Sandy paints on both wood and canvas and each painting is done one at a time.

Eric does beautiful work and his creations can be ordered in other colors. To see more of their work, check out the website, Country Spirit.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Pear Make-Do

These are the 2 sides of the same pear make do. Just think--You can change it every day just by turning it around. It's listed on Lemon Poppyseeds as well as on my website and it's only $29 with FREE SHIPPING.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Adventure

I'm so excited. I've found a new place to showcase my creations. I've rented space in Tomah, WI,  at the Cranberry Mall . If you click on the words, you can visit their website for the hours they're open and directions.

I had to share photos. At this time it includes some spring and a mixture of everyday and fall.  The bottom left photo is the left end of the space, the top left photo is the middle of the space and the top right photo is the right end of the space.

I built the fence in sections and assembled it when I got there. Isn't it fun?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunshine Award

This is a first for me so I am feeling very, very honored.

Special Thanks goes out to...Suzanne of Poplar Street Prims for nominating me !
Please visit her blog and check out her wonderful offerings!

The conditions when accepting this award:
* Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
* Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
* Link the nominees within your post.
* Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
* Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

Be sure to check out their blogs!!

Butternut Creek Folkart
Chickenlips Folk Art
Olde Homestead Barn
Plainworker Primitives
Sagewood Farm
Sassafrashill Primitives
Skunk Hollow Country Store
The Goodewife of Washington County
Sandras Bohemian Bags
Lemon Poppy Seeds
Yorkies Primitives
Stitches n Strokes

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New Make-dos

I've listed some wonderful new make-dos. These are such fun and would look good in nearly any situation in your country or primitive home. Click on the photo to see the rest of the make-dos.

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Listings On Lemon Poppyseeds

I've listed several new offerings in my Lemon Poppyseeds shoppe. Spring isn't just bunnies although you'll find quite a few of them as well. These are 2 of my newest creations. I'll be working on the pattern that will include the bat make do as well as flying and hanging bats. As long as you don't have to try to hunt down the bat flying through your house at 2:00 AM, they can be fun. Lucy

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Radio Show

Beginning Monday March 1st at 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time there will be a new radio show. If you click on the image it will take you to the show and you can book mark the page.

Here is a list of Talented Artists who are Joining us LIVE for our First Show

Nancy De Rosa from Stitches n Strokes
Dawn Pitzer from Harvest Blessings
Lucy from Lucy’s Lazy Dayz Primitives
Terri from The Pattern Cupboard
Vicky from Olde Homestead Barn

If you can't listen live, the show is podcast so you can listen when it's convenient...or even listen 2 or 3 times.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Rusty Tin Roof Ezine is looking for advertisers---You can get a FREE coupon spot in the next issue.

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Click on the image and send me the information below This is only good for the first 10 people to contact me...........I have 1 already.

Heres what I need from you~
1 Business name
2- URL
3- Business email
4-in 25 words or less a brief description of your sale or special

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

You can do it too

These wonderful folk art santas were made by Cherie, Reynolds of East Lansing Michigan. She used my Roly Poly Santa pattern. The Santa on the left is made from a man's robe. The santa on the right is made from decorator fabric. Aren't they beautiful?

Monday, February 8, 2010

New dolls everwhere

I've listed lots of new dolls, rabbits and cats on my website as well as on my ETSY shop. This morning I listed this adorable Belindy . Click on the photo to visit my ETSY shop.

You'll find several new patterns as well as finished items on my website. Just wander on over to MY WEBSITE and click on the What's New button in the column on the left hand side.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Free Coupons

Would you like to advertise FREE in Rusty Tin Roof ezine? I'moffering free coupons to the fist 10 people who'd like to offer a coupon special on their website, blog, or etsy shoppe.

The catch? You have to put a link to the ezine on the site you advertise. It helps you and the magazine. Haven't ever read themagazine? Check it out--it's downloadable. You need Java and  Adobe reader. Here's the link RUSTY TIN ROOF.

If you're interested, comment on this post and include your email address so I can contact you.

Like my new Humpty Dumpty Rabbit? He's available on my website today and he's also available as a pattern on both my website and as an instant download at PATTERNMART.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Calico Cats

I love cats and make pretty good muslin cats. I was recently asked by a customer if I could paint one of my cats to look like her calico cat as a gift for her mother. I've painted cats with splotches before -- calico cat style, so I said sure. She emailed me a photo and it turned out to be a long haired cat and I had no idea how to do that. I played with it a bit and did lots of experimenting. I thought about every painting show and video I ever saw, and to my surprise, my "Juno" is a pretty good impression of her "Juno". She liked it enough she ordered a second one for herself.